Major SwiftKey update brings new toolbar, stickers and more

SwiftKey is an app that has risen to popularity by offering users an alternative to their native Android (or iOS) keyboard, designed to make typing so much better.

Well in recent days, SwiftKey announced a major update, which is described as the biggest since the company was acquired by Microsoft back in 2016.

Check out SwiftKey 7.0

SwiftKey 7.0 brings a new toolbar menu that’s to be found under the “+” sign on the left of the prediction bar. On Android, the Toolbar will replace the existing Hub.

The new feature offers quick access to things such as stickers, collections, calendar, clipboard, GIFs, themes and quick settings.

Two more features are coming soon. One is location sharing (available only for users in US and India), which will let users insert the address of a nearby place in a message. The second, Calendar sharing, will allow people to insert a calendar appointment from within the app.

The new update brings a large collection the stickers, as well as the ability to the personalize stickers according to a message. Customized or favorite stickers can be saved under Collections, for easy later access. To check out Collections, simply tap on the pin tab located at the top of the keyboard.

Note that SwiftKey is planning to bring an exclusive Microsoft sticker pack in the Toolbar section of the app soon.

The new update also adds support for 8 new “Lish” languages. A “Lish” language is a hybrid language that lets users shift between two languages. In this case English and eight Indic languages including Assamese, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia and Telugu. With these new options, SwiftKey now offers compatibility with over 40 Indian languages.

SwiftKey’s iconic features including smart autocorrect, Flow and next-word predictions are still available to use. But now users will also be able to use GIFs, Stickers, Settings, Themes, and Clipboard for an even more superior typing experience.

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